The Typhoon H is a very capable addition to Yuneec’s Typhoon line-up. As their first hexcopter, it looks rugged and ready for work with its matte black fuselage and outriggers. This is definitely not a toy. The GPS navigation system provides for such valuable filming features as Point-of-Interest and Waypoint Navigation. Like the Inspire 1, the Typhoon H has retractable landing gear which open up unobstructed photographic possibilities. No-Fly-Zone presets limit the hexcopter to a 400-foot ceiling and Geo-Fencing can be used to lock it within an operator-defined flight radius. FPV flight is handled from the ST16 Personal Ground Station, 16-channel transmitter. It features a 7-inch, 720p resolution display. A 3-axis gimbal controls the CG03+ 4K camera to deliver maximum image stability. In case of a single motor failure, the Typhoon H can compensate and land safely.
With the number of highly capable cameraships flying about, some of the regulations can relate as well to privacy as safety. Increased range and flight times allow UAVs to go all kinds of places that other craft would be loath to dare. The Yuneec Typhoon Q500+ shoots 1080p at 60 frames per second and can operate at over 2500 feet from its transmitter. The DJI T600 Inspire 1 is another impressive camera quad from the industry leader, with retractable landing gear for 360-degree filming. The Walkera QR X900 is an adaptable hexcopter with a parachute that can heft a 22 pound payload.
As of summer 2016, the FAA added new regulations for the operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft under 55 lbs. After recommending that operators not behave like jerks, they laid down a hard rule – the UAV must remain within line of sight. Even FPV requires a spotter for maintaining legal visual range. Binoculars cannot be used; it has to be close. These and other limitations on UAV flight will have a greater impact upon the hobbyist than on the professional owing to the operational waiver. It is available to those who effectively lay out a flight plan and show that their intended use doesn’t include chopping up the locals.
I have to tell you the typhoon H is so smooth I landed it repeatedly with no issues...Overall quality of craftsmanship is very good.
Very well built and will deliver spectacular footage. Anybody can fly her from beginner to advanced and will absolutely fall in love with her capabilities.
To fly is extremely easy. The twist and click propellers work great...folding arms are great for transportation but again, I'm concerned with the life of this design.
First thing I noticed while flying was how quiet it is. The speed of it is extremely fast at 30mph in angle mode and 43mph in follow me mode.
Best drone we’ve flown thus far. It’s definitely not perfect, and Yuneec could stand to make a few improvements, but overall, its bang-for-the-buck overwhelms the competition.
Awesome piece of equipment...With flight mode in the S position, the hexacopter almost flies itself, the only problem I encountered was trying to land near me.